Olivier Friard and Marco Gamba

University of Torino and DBIOS logo


Olivier Friard
Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
University of Torino
Via dell'Accademia Albertina, 13

My PGP public key.


The authors would like to acknowledge Valentina Matteucci and all other users who report bugs and suggestions for their precious help.

Many thanks to Margot Friard who has designed all BORIS logo (| logo v.1, logo v.2)

If you find this software useful, please send me a nice postcard of the place where do you live.

Bug report

Please report the bugs! See the how to report a bug page.

Feature request

For suggestion and feature request please use the GitHub repository.


BORIS is developed entirely with open source software.

BORIS is developped in Python 3.10 using PyQt5 for the GUI (should run from Python >= 3.8).
The mpv media player library and the python-mpv interface are used to play media files.
The Matplotlib python 2D plotting library is used for plotting events and generating the spectrogram.
The Pandas data analysis tool.
The FFmpeg multimedia framework is used to extract media files parameters, in frame-by-frame mode and in spectrogram visualization.
The Tablib Python module is used to export data in TSV, CSV, ODS, XLSX, HTML and XLS formats.
The portion Python module is used in the Advanced event filtering function.
The ExifRead Python module used to access pictures Exif data.
The pyreadr Python module is used to save data for R (optionally).
The Graphviz graph visualization software is used (optionally) to generate transitions graph.
The BORIS web site is made using Pelican static site generator and supported by GitHub.